Q: What car was the original Batmobile built from?
A: 1955 Lincoln Futura Concept Car
Q: What happened to the left-over Futura parts that were not used on the Batmobile?
A: Unfortunately, most of the extra parts were thrown out.
Q: Who created the Batmobile?
Q: When was the Batmobile built?
A: October 1965
Q: How long did it take to build?
A: Three weeks
Q: What is the earliest photo you have of the #1 Batmobile?
A: This photo was taken October 1965
Q: Did the Batmobile really have a turbine engine?
A: No, it had a 390 ci V-8
Q: How long is the Batmobile?
A: Approximately 19 feet
Q: What is the original color of the striping on the Batmobile?
A: Flourescent Cerise
Q: Which Batmobiles were used in the Batman TV show?
A: Primarily the #1 Batmobile, but the #4 car was seen in one episode that aired in 1967.
Q: How many Batmobiles did Barris Kustom City build?
A: Four total in the late sixties. The #1 was made out of steel and there were three fiberglass replicas.
Q: I heard that there was a 5th replica Batmobile that was made out of steel?
A: Yes, there was a Thunderbird that was customized by a fan in the late 60's and later obtained by George Barris.
Q: Where is the #1 Batmobile now?
A: Arizona, USA
Q: Where are the original replicas?
A: They are all in private hands across the U.S.
Q: Why are some of the original parts on the #1 missing or replaced?
A: According to George Barris they either broke or were stolen over the years.
Q: Was the car sold?
A: Yes, on January 19, 2013 the car sold at auction for $4,200,000
Q: Does the Batmobile still run?
A: Yes, and had a tune-up in December 2012.
Q: Where can I purchase old vintage Batmobile toys or items?
A: eBay is your best place.
Q: Where can I buy a new model version (toy, die-cast) of the 60's TV Batmobile?
A: Hot Wheels produced a line of die-casts from 2007-2013. Polar Lights also produced a line of models in 2010 & 2011.
Q: Are there any fan-made 1:1 replica Batmobiles?
A: Yes, over 100!. There are replicas located in the United States, Canada, Argentina, and other countries.
Q: Can I purchase a kit or a turn-key replica?
A: Yes, there are at least three companies that would sell you a kit or a turn-key.
Q: Do you own a real Batmobile?
A: No, but I did own a real Batcycle
Q: Have you seen the Batmobile in-person?
A: Yes, I've seen the #1 many times and even driven the #4 car.
Q: What was your first impression when you saw the Batmobile?
A: WOW, what a big car!
Q: Do you know the creator George Barris?
A: Yes, I've been to his shop in North Hollywood many times.
Q: How long has your site been around?
A: Since September 1999
Q: How many visitors do you get to your website?
A: Approximately 3000 people a day
Q: How can I contact you?
A: Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Are there any websites dedicated to the 60's Batman TV show?
A: Yes, click here!